The definition of a division sign is the symbol used to mean the mathematical act of division.
An example of division sign is ÷.
the sign (÷) used to indicate that the preceding number or quantity is to be divided by the following number or quantity (Ex.: 8÷4=2 or 2a÷a=2)
- The symbol (÷) placed between two quantities written on a single line to indicate the division of the first by the second.
- The symbol (/) placed between two quantities written horizontally, as in 23, or the symbol (-) placed between two quantities written vertically, as in 23, to indicate a fraction.